The Cowboys pared down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday by releasing four and giving injury designations to six, according to the team's official website. The Cowboys waived linebacker Jonathan Brown, wide receivers Antwan Goodley and David Porter and and tight end Brandon Barden. They also waived/injured defensive end Kenneth Boatright, running back Michael Hill and offensive tackle R.J. Dill. Dallas also placed Orlando Scandrick on IR, Chaz Green on the PUP list and Mark Nzeocha on the NFI list.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has reportedly suffered a torn right ACL and will miss the 2015 season, according to the Dallas Morning News. Scandrick, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys, was carted off the field when his knee buckled during an attempted tackle in Tuesday's practice.
The Cowboys and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have a agreed to a new contract extension, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. It's a one-year, $9.5 million extension worth $20 million in total for Scandrick. Scandrick recently reported to team workouts after a brief holdout that caused him to forfeit $500,000 of his base salary. The 28-year-old is expected to sign new his deal on Friday. Arguably the Cowboys' best cornerback, Scandrick was scheduled to make $1.5 million this season and still had four years left on his current deal. Scandrick recorded 55 tackles with two interceptions in 14 games last season.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is set to report to team workouts on Monday for the offseason program, according to ESPN.com. Scandrick, who has been pushing the team for a new contract, has not been with the team yet this offseason. He forfeited $500,000 of his base salary for not attending the program. Scandrick totaled 55 tackles with two interceptions in 14 games last season.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is hoping a deal will get done with disgruntled cornerback Orlando Scandrick, according to ESPN. Scandrick is pushing for a new deal after outperforming both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in 2014. He is scheduled to make $3 million per year from 2016-18. "We would like to get something satisfactorily worked out with him," Jones said. "… Hopefully we can get something worked out that can be in the best interest of the Cowboys and also accommodate what he needs to do. We didn't get anything done, but we certainly are talking about it." Scandrick totaled 55 tackles with two interceptions in 14 games last season. "I don't want to speculate our business," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "I don't like to do anything like that. We did talk about that. He's under contract and he should be in here working with his teammates. He's a competitor and I think the world of Orlando. I also understand any player in terms of what their thoughts are, respect them, but at the same time he's under contract to the Dallas Cowboys and in my opinion he should be out there working with us."